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WITandWISDOM(tm) - October 4, 2006
A person travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. - George Moore
Source: Carol's Thought for Today, http://users.adelphia.net/~mrs.carol
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
Don't be such a worry-wart." That was easy for my daughter, Justine, a soon-to-be high school junior, to say. She didn't have to worry about getting her little brother. Dusty, to middle school come fall. It had been complicated enough last year. I'd drop Dusty at a friend's on the way to work. She'd take Dusty to the bus stop (his school wasn't in the district where we live). Now my friend couldn't do it anymore. Justine drove to school but went too early to drop off Dusty. I had to be at work early too, as did my husband. And now I'd spent half the summer worrying about the situation. There had to be a solution! "Try praying about it, Morn," Justine said.
All summer I prayed, "Lord, please work this situation out." Every time I thought, How will Dusty get to school? I'd pray again. No answer, no solution, yet gradually I found myself feeling closer to God and a little farther from my worries. I even started praying for every-body else I could think of, including other working moms who had kids to take care of and jobs to get to and problems to juggle.
The start of school was right around the comer when Justine breezed in one day, waving her class schedule. "Guess what? My schedule works so that I can drop Dusty at his bus stop. I told you you'd get an answer." Yes, the answer was Justine. The solution was prayer.
By Trudy Reinmuth, Westminster, Colorado
Source: Guideposts, Copyright (c) August 2006, http://www.guideposts.org
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
An electrical engineer received a postcard from his grandson addressed simply to 'The Washing Machine Man'.
James Tungate, six, sent the card as a test while on holiday in Bude, Cornwall, reports the Daily Mirror.
The only address he wrote on it was 'The Washing Machine Man, Ixworth' - but his message still reached Gordon Palastanga at his Suffolk home 340 miles away.
It read: "Dear Granddad, We caught 57 crabs, from James."
And the lad's father Richard, 37, wrote at the top: "I bet the Royal Mail can't deliver this."
Gordon, 62, said he was "chuffed" adding: "I suppose I'm well known in the area because I have been in the business so long."
A Royal Mail spokesman said: "We always try to go the extra mile to deliver the post."
Source: Ananova http://www.ananova.com
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
A three-year-old gained an interesting perspective on birth. His mother was pregnant and so was the family dog. So the father thought it would be a good time to explain where babies come from. The boy stood wide-eyed and watched the birth of the puppies.
Months later, on the day of delivery, the child went to the hospital to visit his mother. As he looked at the row of babies through the nursery window, he asked, "Are these all ours?"
Submitted by Lorraine
Number of women per 100,000 who die annually of heart disease in Hawaii: 84.5
Number of women per 100,000 who die annually of heart disease in Washington, D.C.: 210.6
Source: Health, October 2004, http://www.health.com/health/